I was born and raised in The Bronx, New York, the borough that is known as "The Boogie Down Bronx." In Flavors For Friends, I revisited many experiences and lessons I learned as a child. As a poet and writer, I felt the need to express myself and become the voice of love, joy, pain and sometimes angry for children of all ages.
I have tapped into the little girl inside of me to write and share this book of poems. In her voice, I show children when an adult says, "I understand," there is truth in their words. The adult Julie Ann and the little girl, Julie Ann both love you!
There is a common thread of situations and conflicts that children encounter. In this book of poetry for children, I tap into my young voice as a child to express the love, joy, pain and sometimes anger that children of all ages tend to confront. The poetry conveys life lessons that are timeless and necessary. Pick up your copy now!
You will laugh, you may cry, but you will not leave this book of poetry feeling the same.
Everyone can relate to the poetry contained in this book. It doesn't matter if you're a child or if you're an adult who is young at heart, you will enjoy this book. As a grandmother I appreciate being able to read these poems to my grand-baby.
Julia D. Shaw
The Collaborative Experience
I read this book cover to cover to my 16 year old daughter and she truly enjoyed each and every one of them.
I know that it was a while ago that Ms. Fairley wrote many of these poems some time ago, but they're still relevant today and I appreciate that. My daughter and I give her two snaps!
Toni Coleman Brown
The Network for Women in Business
Julie Ann's chapter is called, "Miss Tootsie's Constitution" and it is a funny account of her childhood memories. Her chapter is a great addition to this compilation of stories that are sure to provide food for your soul.
Julie Ann's chapter in this book, "All That I Am" she shares a vivid account her experiences of growing up in the Boogie Down Bronx. It was the best of times and the worst of time, but Julie Ann shows us how to have gratitude and a positive attitude through it all.
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